The Bass And Sheila Mant Summary

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Yash Hindka Due Date: Thursday, 24th
Journal 1

I am reading “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell. The story is about a teenage boy who has a massive crush on a girl older than him. He eventually works up the nerve to ask her out, and takes her by canoe to listen to a band. In this journal I will be questioning and evaluating this story.

A reader, as I, will enquire if he will pick the bass or Sheila Mant. Personally, I think he will pick the bass. My opinion is such because it appears the Narrator has been fishing for much of his life. His knowledge about it is impressive, and he uses it a lot since he goes fishing so often. Much of his free time is spent practicing casting line in his driveway with brand name equipment. As he is taking Sheila …show more content…

First off, the boy is very patient with Sheila. Even though she ignores him, he keeps on trying to impress her. Since he is a strong swimmer, he swims laps and dives endlessly. He did not give up on Sheila, but instead kept persistently at her. After waiting virtually the entire summer, he gains the courage to ask her out to a band concert, taking her on his canoe. On the canoe, Sheila barely acknowledged that she was on a date with the Narrator. She whined about fishing and how her feet hurt. The Narrator kept his cool though, and continued paddling. Another way to describe him would be to examine his obsession with Sheila. Every day he would watch Sheila in awe and dream he could have her. He never talked to her, yet knew all her moods. Just before the date, he prepared the canoe for departure with many amenities so that Sheila would be relaxed. These luxuries included cushions for her to lean on and a radio for music on the way back. The Narrator also polished the canoe so that it gleamed as bright as it ever had. A final reason is that he let go of the largest bass he had ever hooked, so that Sheila did not find out about his love for

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